1. Introduction

Fototag WordPress Theme Documentation

For any support please don't hesitate to contact us at support@radiustheme.com. We provide 15 hours real-time support for our customers.

We would like to thank you for choosing Fototag WordPress theme.

1.1. Requirements

You need at least WordPress version 5.0 + installed for this theme to work properly. It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of Wordpress to ensure all known bugs and security issues are fixed. Other requirements:

  • PHP version 5.6 or greater. But for maximum speed gain we recommend you to use PHP version 7.3+.
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater
  • WordPress memory limit of 128 MB or greater.

Server Requirements: https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/handbook/server-environment

1.2. What's Included

After purchasing Fototag theme on themeforest.net with your Envato account, go to your Download page. You can choose to download Fototag theme only (Installable WordPress Theme) or the entire Fototag theme package which contains the following files:

  • Fototag theme: An Installable WordPress Theme zip file. ( fototag.zip )
  • Fototag child-theme: A child-theme zip file and a readme.txt note about the child-theme. ( fototag-child.zip )
  • Documentation: A link to this documentation.
  • Licensing.

2. WordPress Installation

Please follow the instructions in the video to see how you can install WordPress on your hosting:

  1. For local host: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snFzbPm_RUE
  2. For cPanel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-YBqV2ReR0

3. Upload and Activate Theme

When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:

3.1. Using Theme Uploader

After that you need to install and activate the following pre-packaged plugins:

  1. Fototag Core: Required and must install plugin.
  2. RT Framework: Required and must install plugin.
  3. RT Demo Importer: Required if you want to import demo contents. You can deactivate it after demo is imported.
  4. Breadcrumb NavXT: Recommended. If you want to breadcrumb, please install this plugin.
  5. Elementor Page Builder: Recommended. Page builder plugin.
  6. Slider Revolution WP: Optional. Install if you want to use slider.
  7. Contact Form 7: Optional. Install if you want to use contact form.
  8. Contact Form 7 Extension For Mailchimp: Optional. Install if you want newsletter functionality.
  9. Instagram Feed: Optional. Install if you want to use instagram feed in your sidebar widget.

N.B: All plugins must be installed and activated if you want your site to look exactly like demo.

Follow the steps as instructed in the images below:

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3.2. Using FTP Clients

Follow the following steps to upload your theme using FTP clients:

  1. Use an FTP such as FileZilla and go to your WordPress installation director
  2. Navigate to /wp-content/themes/ folder and upload the theme folder ther
  3. Log in to your WP Admin Dashboard and open the 'Appearance / Themes' menu
  4. You will now see Fototag Theme listed among the other themes. Click on activate and you’re done!

4. Importing Demo Contents

We are providing you two methods for importing demo contents: Automatic and Alternative. You can follow either one of these methods.

  1. Automatic (Recommended): This method will remove all your existing data, so use this method only in fresh website. This procedure will be faster because you just have to do one click and then everything will happen automatically. If you want an exact clone of demo website without doing any manual configuration after importing data then this method is appropiate for you.
  2. Alternative: Use this method only if:
    • Automatic demo import method fails ( Only few of our customers like 5% have experienced this issue due to their hosting limits, in that case we also provide free demo importing service if you contact with us).
    • You already have a working website with existing contents(eg. posts, pages etc).

4.1 | Automatic Import

Want to build your site like the demo? You can do it by only one click!

** Note: Before proceeding, please remember that when you are done with the demo import, all existing settings and contents will be removed and replaced by the demo contents. So it is highly recommended that you should only do this in fresh site. **

First please make sure that Fototag Parent Theme is activated on your site.

From Admin menu, navigate to Tools -> Demo Content Install. Or alternatively, navigate to Plugins -> RT Demo Importer -> Install Demo Contents.

4.1.1

In this page, Click on the Install button for installing the demo.

It will take some time for importing the demo contents.

After importing demo data, please update your permalink. To update permalink, navigate to Settings -> Permalink and then click on Save Settings button.

If you face any issue in demo installation process please check the Troubleshooting Section(16) from here

4.2 | Alternative Import

Here's the steps:

  1. First install and activate plugin One Click Demo Import. Here's the plugin link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/one-click-demo-import/
  2. From Admin menu, navigate to Appearance -> Install Demos.
  3. On this page, click on the "Import" button for installing any demo. It will take some time for importing the demo contents.

  4. After importing demo data, please update your permalink. To update permalink, navigate to Settings -> Permalink and then click on Save Settings button.

If you face any issue in demo installation process please check the Troubleshooting Section(16) from here

4.3 | Manual Import

Here's the steps:

We have provided some sample contents inside "sample-data" directory which comes with your theme package. You have to import those contents.

  • Importing Contents: From Admin menu, navigate to Tools->Import. From there select the "WordPress" and then run the importer(It will ask you to install the importer before if this is your first time). In the next step when file uploading option appears, select the "contents.xml" file from sample-data and start uploading. In next step select the checkbox saying "Download and import file attachments" and click on "Submit". Then it'll start uploading contents eg. pages, posts etc.

  • Importing Widgets: You can import widgets using plugin Widget Importer & Exporter. After installing this plugin, navigate to Tools->Widget Importer & Exporter. In the next step when file uploading option appears, select the "widgets.wie" file from sample-data and start importing.

  • Importing options: You can import options using plugin Customizer Export/Import. After installing this plugin, Go to pannel from Admin menu, navigate to Appearance -> Customize, then go to Export/Import tab. From there click on "Choose file" option. Then Select the "fototag-export.dat" form your downloaded theme directory "fototag/sample-data/fototag-export.dat" and check the Download and import image files? check box then finally hit on "Import" button. Follow the below screenshot steps.

4.4 | Where Is My Purchase Code?

To learn about how to find your purchase code. When you buy a product from envato you get a purchase code. visit the following link:

https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202822600-Where-Can-I-Find-my-Purchase-Code

5. | Change Favicon

To change your Site title and Favicon login to wp-admin and navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Site Identity and follow the screenshot steps:

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6. Change Logo

To change the site logo login to your wp-admin and navigate to Appearance > Customize > General > Site Logo and follow the screenshot steps:

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7. Set Home and Blog Page

To set the default Home and Blog page please login to wp-admin and navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading

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8. Customize Menu

To customize the menu and megamenu please login to wp-admin and navigate to Appearance > Menus and follow the following steps:

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9 Customizer Options

Customizer options use for theme settings options

9.1 General Options

To change Customizer Options navigate to Appearance > Customize > General.

Under General Settings
  • 1. Site Logo
  • 2. Site Switch Control
  • 3. Contact And Socials
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9.2 Typography Options

To change the typography of your site navigate to Appearance > Customize > Typography.

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9.3 Header Menu Layout

To change Theme Options navigate to Appearance > Customize > Header.

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9.4 Footer Settings

To change Theme Options navigate to Appearance > Customize > Footer.

Under Footer Settings
  • 1. Footer Copyright & layout
  • 2. Footer Text
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9.5 Layout Settings

To change Theme Options navigate to Appearance > Customize > Layouts Settings

Under Layout Settings
  • 1. Pages Layout
    • Layout
    • Banner
    • Breadcrumb
  • 2. Single Post Layout
    • Layout
    • Banner
    • Breadcrumb
1. Pages Layout
Layout
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Banner
9.5.1.2
Breadcrumb
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2. Single Post Layout
Layout
9.5.2.1
Banner
9.5.2.2
Breadcrumb
9.5.2.3

9.6 Blog Settings

To change Theme Options navigate to Appearance > Customize > Blog Settings

Under Blog Settings
  • Blog Settings
  • Single Post Settings
Blog Page Settings
9.6.1
Single Post Settings
9.6.2

9.7 Gallery Settings

To change theme options navigate to Appearance > Customize > Gallery

Blog Page Settings
9.7.1
Single Post Settings
9.7.2

9.8 Error Page Settings

To change theme options navigate to Appearance > Customize > Error Page

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10. Elementor Widgets

Elementor Page Builder has a lot of built-in widgets by default. But for your convenience we've created several custom Elementor Widgets that you can use in your website and extend website functionality. You can find them under RADIUSTHEME ELEMENTS section on Elementor edit mode.

11. Premade Templates Layout

When you create a page by Pre-defined Elementor Widgets, then if you need different pre-defined page template layout. Please follow the steps for custom page templates

12. Translating Theme

You can translate this theme to another language easily. You have to translate several things for your website to work properly:

  • Theme: Fototag (Textdomain fototag)
  • Plugin: Fototag Core (Textdomain fototag-core)

There are many tools available for translation. But the easiest way is to use plugin "Loco Translate". Using this plugin, you can literally translate any WordPress themes or plugins if it supports translation.

--- Here's a step by step tutorial about translating any themes and plugins using "Loco Translate":

Step 1: Install and activate plugin "Loco Translate".

Step 2: Select the Theme or Plugin you want to translate from "Loco Translate" menu.

Step a: Theme Translate

Step b: Plugin Translate

Step 3: Click on New language link.

Step 4: Select your preferred language, and also select your location as "System". Then click on "Start Translating" button.

Step 4: Click on the "Sync" button for the first time. Then start translating strings like the image below.

Here's a quick video tutorial about how to use Loco Translate:

13. Updating Theme

Occationally we provide updates which includes new features and bugfixes. Updating WordPress theme is standard WordPress functionality.

Before Updating Theme:

** Before updating please make sure to keep a backup of your installed theme and plugins (eg. Fototag Core) to be on safe side.

You can use this plugin to keep the backup: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-theme-plugin-download/

There are few ways to update WordPress theme. You can follow any of the methods described below:

Method 1: Automatic Update by Using Envato Market Plugin

  1. Install and activate the "Envato Market" plugin manually. Here's the plugin zip file: http://envato.github.io/wp-envato-market/dist/envato-market.zip
  2. From WordPress Admin Panel, navigate to "Envato Market" menu.
  3. In this page, you'll find a field for insering Envato Token. Insert your Envato Token Code from there. You can generate this code from this link: https://build.envato.com/create-token/?purchase:download=t&purchase:verify=t&purchase:list=t.
    Remember, while generating the token, you have to login using the same envato id which you used to purchase theme.
  4. After completed the above steps successfully, Navigate to Appearance -> Themes. Here you'll see an "Update now" link beside your theme. Click on that link and your theme will be updated automatically.

Here's a quick video tutorial explaining this method:

Method 2: By Uploading zip File

  1. From WordPress Admin Panel, Navigate to Appearance -> Themes.
  2. Activate any other theme (eg. Twenty Seventeen) than the current one.
  3. Delete Fototag Theme.
  4. Now you have to upload the updated theme zip file. To do this, Navigate to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit "Install Now" and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Method 3: By FTP

  1. Using your FTP client, navigate to "/wp-content/themes/" folder on your server and delete the "Fototag" folder from there.
  2. Now upload the latest non-zipped theme folder into that "/wp-content/themes/" folder .

After Updating Theme:

** After updating the theme please update all plugins which come with the theme.

14. Demo Content installation failed

This is a hosting issue. In most hostings demo installation will work fine. But some hostings block certain permissions which may cause this issue. If this happens to you, you can contact your hosting provider or alternatively send a support request to support@radiustheme.com and we will help you to fix this.

15. Contact

If you face any issue please contact us at support@radiustheme.com. We provide 15 hours real-time support for our customers.

Thank you for purchasing our theme.